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The Valencian Community, or better known by its Valencian name, "Comunitat Valenciana", is located on the beautiful Mediterranean coast, a sea characterized by its temperate waters. The Valencian coast extends 524 km divided in three provinces: Castellón (Costa de Azahar), Alicante (Costa Blanca) and Valencia. A valued holiday destination that welcomes millions of tourists captivated by its extraordinary beauty.
There are many outstanding places to visit in the Valencian Community, but we would like to mention towns full of charm like Requena, Morella, Peñíscola or Bocairent. The incredible islands that surround the Valencian coast, such as Columbretes, Peñón d'Ifach or Tabarca, are bucolic places where you can enjoy quiet beaches and unspoiled nature.
The appeal of the Valencian Community is also shown in its cultural aspect, with several destinations that are part of the Patrimony of Humanity by Unesco. It highlights the city of Valencia, the castles of Sagunto and Guadalest or towns like Villajoyosa with a great display of rock art. If you are interested in hiking, Chulilla features Ruta de los Puentes, a fascinating itinerary that culminates in the magnificent setting of the Charco Azul, where you can bathe and rest.
Another of the hot spots of the Valencian Community is its landscape, which reaches its maximum splendor in the Albufera Natural Park, one of the most important natural enclaves in Europe. The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia or Castellón Cultural are indispensable appointments for discovering shows and exhibitions of great quality.
Gastronomy is one of the key points to choosing a holiday destination, and the Valencian Community will live up to all your gastronomic expectations. There is a great culinary appetite that is born of the fusion between traditional Mediterranean flavors and innovation. In the main cities you will find a great variety of restaurants, which serves both international and national cuisines.
But if you want to taste the typical dishes, both the villages of the interior and those of the coast offer delicious Mediterranean cuisine with natural products from the garden and the sea. The paella as a characteristic emblem and the rice dishes delight all visitors. And to complete the banquet, the exquisite red, white and sweet wine of Alicante, Utiel-Requena and Valencia, with denomination of origin.
In the Valencian Community, you will find a mild climate and an eternal sun that covers its splendid beaches of fine sand. Its privileged geographical position has led to the development of villages with a great fishing tradition such as Altea or Peñíscola, and major tourist destinations such as Elche or Calpe, with an abundant historical tradition. Nature, sport, culture and leisure welcomes travelers in the Valencian Community.
The Valencian Community is a great destination for family trips, as its three provinces offer leisure and entertainment options, both in the urban and in the natural space. In Valencia, you will find the Bioparc, one of the largest animal parks in Europe, designed with an educational and conservationist spirit.
In the City of Arts and Sciences you can discover the Oceanogràfic, a gigantic aquarium that has different aquatic environments and an underwater restaurant, as well as the Hemisfèric, where you can enjoy spectacular images thanks to its digital projections, 3D digital cinema and IMAX cinema. The wonderful beaches of the Mediterranean coast is one of the favorite spots for children, where they can enjoy the sea and the sun. In addition, throughout the Valencian Community there are infinite terrestrial activities such as speleology or zip lines.
Adventure lovers will be able to enjoy different multi-adventure parks such as the Nuevo Centro in Valencia, the Palmeral Adventures in Elche or the Adventure Park d'Or in Oropesa del Mar. The options for family travel in the Valencian Community are simply endless.
The Valencian Community is very well connected by air, land and sea. The airports of Valencia, Alicante-Elche and Castellón receive national and international flights. For those who want to travel by train, there is the Estación del Norte or the Joaquin Sorolla Station (with AVE) in Valencia, the Castellón Station and the Alicante Station.
By land it can be reached by car on the AP-7 motorway that crosses the coast and connects with the European network. The Levante also has different bus stations: Alicante, Alcoy, Dénia, Elche, Orihuela, Torrevieja, Xátiva, Castellón and Valencia. And if you are interested in traveling by sea, there is the ports of Valencia, Alicante and Denia.
The Valencian Community offers us multiple possibilities of accommodation, but one of the most preferred options by the tourists who visit it every year, is the rental of holiday apartments in the Valencian Community. The offer of accommodation is very varied and we will always find the one that best suits our needs, whether traveling as a family, as a couple or as a group of friends. The holiday rentals are usually cheaper than a hotel and also allows us to have greater independence and to have more space during our vacations.